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The Three Most Important Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Furnace

Summary: Winter is here. These are the most important furnace maintenance tips you need to know for the colder months.

Regular furnace maintenance and cleaning is are tasks that can easily be forgotten. Locked away in the basement, your furnace is often left to the wayside, which can lead to problems ranging from poor air quality to higher operating costs, and even fire hazards. As we head into the colder months, you should ensure that your furnace is working at its absolute best. Here are just a few maintenance tips on how you can ensure your furnace is working properly for the winter.

  1. Have a Look Around

Your furnace is a complicated machine that really needs professional maintenance for its inner workings, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a look at it every once in a while. Is the outdoor vent secure and firmly fastened? Is the area around the furnace entirely free of clutter and debris? Have you inspected all of its connections? These are the first things you should do for your winter furnace maintenance, and almost all the remedies for these issues can be handled by you with some elbow grease (and maybe a screwdriver).

  1. Swap Out the Filters as Needed

Furnace filters need to be replaced once or twice a year, at least, depending on your furnace’s age, type, and filter style. Most furnaces make swapping out the filter as painless as possible, so you can check it, take it out, and put in a fresh one in a manner of minutes. Of course, if you are unfamiliar with your furnace, contact a professional for a full inspection. They can also teach you how to replace the filter and recommend the proper one for your furnace.

  1. Get Your Home Ready

A furnace is one piece of your home’s HVAC system, but not the only important part. You should also have a look around your home to ensure everything is clear, including any ducts and vents that you may have closed over the past couple of months.

Your home’s smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors need thorough inspection on a regular basis as well. Smoke detectors should be installed in every major room of your home. Carbon monoxide detectors should be on every floor. Wander around your home and inspect all of your detectors, and have replacement batteries ready.

Regular furnace maintenance helps you save money on heating during the winter. Combined with other regular maintenance like carpet cleaning, a well-maintained furnace can also keep the air in your home clean and free of allergens. If you cannot remember the last time you looked at your furnace, you should book an inspection immediately. With a properly functioning furnace you will most likely have lower heating bills, cleaner air in your home, and a warm and toasty winter.

The Most Difficult Christmas Stains (And How to Combat Them!)

 

Planning for Christmas already? It’s also time to start planning for Christmas stain prevention.

 

Christmas is in the air. People are just barely holding back from playing their Christmas music, stores already have the Christmas decorations lining shelves that just the other day held spiders and other Halloween goodies, the Internet is circulating the next best thing in trendy holiday recipes, and you’ve probably just about gotten ready to hit “send” on those Christmas party invites. There is one sure thing that all of this Christmas prep is going to leave your home vulnerable to, though: stains.

 

One thing is for sure: nothing will spoil your holiday spirit like finding those holiday stains. However, Christmas is also a time to get out the red wine and cranberry sauce for all of those visitors, and each guest represents yet another stain-wielding menace to that white area rug in your dining room.

 

You don’t have to resign yourself to having a living room that looks like it belongs on the set of a Stephen King film just yet—nor do you need to tape clear shower curtains over all your stainables. There are ways to guard against and remove those Christmas stains.

 

The most important thing is to know your enemy.

 

You need to know what you’re up against so you can properly prepare yourself for the inevitable spill. What are the most common—and difficult—holiday stains? Here’s the list, and the quick-fix solutions for dealing with them.

 

Cranberry sauce

Do people actually eat this stuff or do they just slop it all over the tablecloth and carpet? No matter. That red, sticky mess is no match for you this year. Remove the excess and treat the remaining spot with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Blot with an absorbent cloth or sponge, and repeat the process until you get it all.

 

Red wine

it just wouldn’t be Christmas if Uncle Frank didn’t have that glass too many and turn into the spilliest of talkers. Of course, he has to choose red wine, the greatest stain nemesis to all, seconded only by fruit and tomato juices. For such stains, flush with cold water and blot dry, then apply your warm water and detergent solution to get up the rest of the stain.

 

Dessert

it isn’t Christmas without the dessert selection: Aunt May brought a cherry cheesecake and a blueberry cheesecake this year, Cousin Sue brought red velvet cupcakes with a chocolate ganache, and Uncle Jack came equipped with a blackberry pie. No need to guess which one is going to be your stain culprit; scrape up the excess wasted deliciousness, neutralize with an ammonia solution, and treat the remaining spot with a detergent solution. Just remember to attack the stain from the outside to avoid spreading it further, and DON’T BLOT your berry stains!

 

Christmas tree sap

Burn it with fire! Okay…it doesn’t have to be quite that drastic (please don’t light a fire in your home…) and you actually want the opposite. Freeze it with ice and pull up as much as you can, then treat the rest with your detergent solution. If it’s on laminate, ceramic, or hardwood floors, try using rubbing alcohol; it should dry the stain enough to get that stickiness to release (this works when you get those inevitable tree sap drops on your car, too).

 

Not working? Don’t resign your carpet to your Halloween décor just yet. There are dozens of products that can help you remove even the worst carpet stains—without damaging your carpet backing. Check out our list of stain removal procedures at AmSteam, and if your carpet really gets trod on this Christmas, treat it to a day at the spa with an AmSteam steam cleaning!

Three Unexpected Health Benefits of Carpet Cleaning

Clean carpets are some of the best things you can have in your home. All you have to do is steam clean your carpets once to notice an immediate difference in looks, but that process can also hold many different health benefits. In fact, regular carpet cleaning with shampoo and steam cleaning machines can help make your home a healthier place than simple vacuuming. Here are just a few health benefits that you can see from having your carpets cleaned regularly.

  1. Eliminate Mold

Mold is one of the most dangerous organisms that can hide in your home. While we often think of mold as hiding out in the walls of a damp basement, you are also likely to have mold show up in your carpets. Just like damp basement walls, carpet provides many of the ideal conditions for mold growth that is likely to be undisturbed while being hidden away from sunlight.

Mold, particularly black mold, has been linked to lung infections and breathing difficulties that can actually become quite serious. The spores they release are toxic to humans and animals alike, which means they could cause health issues for you, your family and your pets. Plus, mold removal is exhaustive and expensive, so you can expect to have your home completely turned upside-down to eliminate the mold, and pay a pretty penny for the privilege.

  1. Destroy Allergens

From dust mite infestations to animal saliva and hair ground into the very foundation of your flooring, carpets are a hotbed for materials and organisms that cause allergic reactions or exacerbate allergies. Dust mites, in particular, being microscopic organisms, leave behind feces and shed skins that make allergies worse. They are also extremely hardy little creatures and the main reason why professional carpet cleaning companies use steam cleaning. The high temperatures of steam cleaners all but eliminate dust mites from existence, helping allergy sufferers breathe easier and feel fewer symptoms.

  1. Breathe Easier with Fewer Pollutants

In many ways, carpets act like air filters, trapping the dust and other particles that float around your home. They can then get released every time the carpet is disturbed, whether from walking, dropping something, or rearranging the furniture. And when disturbed, those particles are released back into the air, and breathing can become a lot more difficult. Clean carpets, however, do not contain those same pollutants and therefore help you breathe easier.

While we all love having clean carpets for the look and general knowledge of knowing the house is clean, there are actually numerous health benefits as well. Since carpets can be hotbeds of bacteria and other nasty little surprises, it is important to get your carpets cleaned regularly. But when we say “carpet cleaning,” we do not simply mean a vigorous vacuuming. We mean a deep cleaning with shampoo and steam. That way, you can ensure that your home looks its best and that you avoid some of the health issues that can happen when carpets are left to get dirty.

Interested in having your carpets cleaned? Give us call or book online today! We’ll have a carpet specialist at your door before you know it.

Five Tips for Inspecting Your Home Furnace

As the season of ice and snow is quickly approaching, it’s important to ensure your furnace is fully functioning so you can keep your home warm and comfortable. Here are five tips for inspecting your home furnace.

 

  1. Check the Power Supply

No matter what type of heating system you have, it’s important to check your furnace regularly to ensure it’s operating properly. It may sound obvious, but when a heating system malfunctions, the problem is usually at the source. No matter what type of heating system you have, it’s important to check that the furnace has not lost power. If you’ve got a malfunctioning furnace, chances are one of three components has been affected: the heat/cold source, the distribution system, or the thermostat.

 

Fuel, for example, may not be getting to your unit properly. If you’ve got an older gas or oil furnace, that gas or oil may not be igniting. If you can get your furnace to turn on but no heat is being distributed within the rooms of your house, it’s quite likely that the problem doesn’t lie with the source, but rather with the distribution system.

 

  1. Check the Thermostat

 

One way to avoid problems with your home furnace is to regularly check to see if the thermostat is properly set. A variety of things can cause a thermostat to go out of whack, so if your furnace is acting funny, it may be a very simple fix. If necessary, raise or lower the setting on your home furnace. Again, if you’re dealing with an older unit, it’s imperative that you inspect whether or not there is an adequate supply of oil or gas, and that it’s igniting properly.

 

  1. Be Safe

 

While it’s important to inspect your home furnace on a regular basis, it’s also important to make sure that you follow certain safety measures. Before doing any kind of work on any kind of furnace or heating system, make sure that you turn off all power supplies to the unit to avoid any electrocution and other injuries. If you’re not sure which circuit your system operates on, try and remove the main fuse to the circuit breaker to cut off all power to the house. You don’t want to do any work on a powered-on furnace, as that can be very dangerous.

 

  1. If You Smell Gas, Get Out

 

If at any point, you smell gas (and your unit uses gas), leave your home and do not reenter until you’ve contacted your gas company or fire department and they’ve given you the go-ahead. Even if you only smell trace amounts of gas, it’s crucial that you treat the problem immediately.

 

  1. Call a Professional

 

While most home heating systems are fairly simply to maintain, if you are experiencing problems with your furnace or simply feel like you’re not up to the task of inspecting it, call in a professional. It’s especially imperative to do so if the fuse blows regularly when your home furnace turns on, as there is likely a problem with the electrical system and you will need to have your home furnace repaired or, depending on the severity of the problem, replaced.

 

Remember, having your furnace inspected by a professional is the best way to ensure it is ready for the winter season. Book your appoinment today to have an Amsteam specialist inspect your unit!

The Three Mistakes Pet Owners Make When Carpet Cleaning

 

Keeping your carpets clean when you own pets is difficult. Make it easier by avoiding these three common mistakes.

As every pet owner know, animals can get pretty messy, from bringing in dirt from their latest outdoor adventure to using the carpets as their own personal lavatory. When these accidents happen, it’s important to clean the resulting mess properly and avoid the mistakes many pet owners make when carpet cleaning. Here are a few of those mistakes, how to avoid them, and how proper carpet maintenance can help you save money in the long run.

Mistake #1: Scrubbing it in

When stains happen in the carpet, the first response is often to get on our hands and knees and start putting as much pressure on the stain as possible, giving it as much elbow grease as we can manage. The problem with carpet stains, especially some of the more fluid-based surprises left by our furry friends, is this only makes the problem worse. Scrubbing pushes the stain deeper in the carpet.

Solution: Dab it out

When cleaning carpets, pressure is fine. It’s the rubbing back and forth that causes the issue. The trick is to work smart, not hard, and that starts with dabbing the stain with a mixture of soap and water. Push down on the stain to draw it into the cloth or paper towel, this will help keep your carpet from hiding the stain further down.

Mistake #2: Letting it set

One of the worst stain-related moments in the world is when you move furniture and discover a stain that has all but destroyed your carpets. Pets, especially cats, can seem to get everywhere. When that happens, stains can hide in places you not know about until you move the furniture. While you can always replace carpet, the much more affordable option is to look for stains and deal with them as soon as you possibly can.

Solution: Preventative maintenance

The best way to avoid surprise carpet stains by your pets is to keep them off the carpet. Keeping your animals in spaces that are free of carpets when you aren’t home virtually eliminates pet-related carpet stains. If you can, make a designated area for your pet that has zero carpet for when you are away and, in some cases, when you sleep. Keep the pet there and worry less about surprises.

Mistake #3: Going steam-free

Many people avoid steam-cleaning their carpets, opting instead to use spray carpet cleaners on stains and vacuuming up everything else. While this sort of regular maintenance is essential, semi-annual steam cleaning is the best way to ensure your carpets stay their best, and this goes especially for pet owners.

Solution: Steam

A semi-annual steam-cleaning does your home a world of good whether you own pets or not. It helps keep your carpets looking and smelling their best, all while eliminating the allergens and bacteria hiding deep inside the fibres.

Carpet cleaning is essential to maintaining a clean, safe environment for you and your pets. If you are in need of professional carpet cleaning and carpet cleaning rentals, contact AmSteam today!

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Sewer Backup and Water Damage

 

Sewer backup and water damage are gross and expensive. Here are some ways you can help prevent them from happening to your home.

When it comes to water damage, prevention is often the less expensive and more responsible route for protecting your home. Here are five ways in which professional basement waterproofing experts can help protect your home from sewer backup and water damage.

  1. Backwater Valves

Backwater valves are small, ingeniously simple devices that prevent your main drain pipes from backing up and pumping water back into your home. They work by simple mechanics, letting water flow freely when going in the right direction, but closing up the second it detects water flowing the wrong way.

Many municipalities offer incentive programs to help every home have a functional backwater valve, simply because they are cost-effective and extremely useful. So, if you need one or need one replaced, the cost can be much lower than you expect.

  1. Sump Pumps

If your home or basement is below the water table, you will need a sump pump in order to keep water out of your home. Sump pumps work quite simply: they detect when the water level around your home is too high and then pump water away from your home, where it can safely drain elsewhere. Sump pumps are not needed in many areas because of their requirements, but they are one of the most effective means of preventing basement flooding.

  1. Floor Drain Plugs

Similar to the backwater valve, floor drain plugs help stop water from flowing back into your home. Where backwater valves are often installed in the main drain pipe leading from your home to your municipality’s drainage system, a floor drain plug is installed on your basement drain, right near the top. When water rises to the level of the drain, the mechanical device stops the water from flowing any further, keeping your home dry. It is best to think of floor drain plugs as a last line of defense rather than a complete basement waterproofing strategy.

  1. Standpipes

Standpipes are special pipes installed in your home’s floor drain and sealed with a rubber seal. When water rises out of the drain, it goes into the pipe and back down. The main advantage of standpipes is that they are easy to install and remove and are best used when flooding is likely to occur, like during periods of storms or heavy rains.

  1. New Seals on Windows and Doors

While your plumbing is a major source of sewage backup, water damage can come from the outdoors, not just your pipes. That is why any windows and doors in your basement should be regularly inspected for their ability to keep water out of your basement. Check any window and door frames in your home to see if any water could get through, and have a professional ensure they are replaced and watertight.

While the best way to deal with water damage is prevention, sometimes the worst still happens. When that occurs, be sure to call a professional flooding restoration company, like AmSteam, to get your home cleaned up.

Has your home been impacted by water damage? We can help! Contact us today. We offer 24-hour emergency response services.

3 Benefits of Having Your Home Vents Cleaned Regularly

Here’s why you shouldn’t be avoiding cleaning those home vents.

 

Time to clean your home vents! Before you run screaming for the hills, here are a few things to consider that might make you rethink the decision to put off the vent cleaning until next year.

 

There’s something lurking within.

 

It seems silly, right? They’re just vents—how dirty can they even get? No one’s walking around in there or anything. Trust someone who’s had to send a white cat through her vents to hunt down that one pesky mouse who managed to get into the house: your vents get dirty inside—and there may be little someones walking about in there…furry little someones who have four feet and a long tail, for instance—or worse! Not-so-furry even littler someones who have six or eight legs (the horror).

 

The best way to make sure your home vents are clear of all pests is to get your home vents cleaned regularly.

 

Insect and rodent stowaways aside, even the cleanest house with the most tightly manned and pest-proofed barricades at all entrance points has one pest in common: dust mites. These are relatively innocuous—unless there are a lot of them. Then they can contribute to allergic reactions, or even just that stale smell that sometimes doesn’t seem like it wants to leave your home.

 

How often do you vacuum your floors? Once a week? Consider the fact that the same amount of dirt that gets on your floor can end up in your home vents. Plus, any dirt that you stir up once a week while cleaning can end up in those vents—or any dirt or pollen that comes through the window. More importantly, after you’ve spend that much time vacuuming all of your floors, do you know what happens? The air moving through your vents blows some of that dirt back out onto your clean floors. Are you frustrated with how often you are vacuuming and washing the floors while your socks still seem to be getting dirty? You may need to clean your vents. Once you do, you may find your general cleaning (and the associated expenses) drop.

 

Besides the general discomfort of having potential intruders—dust and pollen included—there are also a number of health factors involved.

 

Getting your vents cleaned regularly and professionally can actually save you from illness and other hazards. Let’s put it this way: you wouldn’t skip washing a spoon your child eats with because it doesn’t look dirty. There could be germs—and you can’t always see germs! Your vents are no different. They may be out-of-sight, but that doesn’t mean the dirt isn’t in there, and it could be creating health risks. How? Because the dirt might not just be an innocent little family of dust mites; it might be pollen, allergens, pet dander, mould, spores, mildew, and even other contaminants, like chemical residue and toxins, that could be harmful to inhale—especially considering the amount of time you spend breathing the air in your home.

 

And then there’s the cost.

 

You may be thinking that regularly cleaning those home vents is going to add up to extra costs and expenditures. Well, that’s not actually the case. Cleaning your vents regularly can actually keep your heating and cooling system working more efficiently (nothing works well when it is bogged down by dirt), and if it has to work less hard to disperse the air around your home, then it is saving you money on both your heating (or cooling) and electricity bill. You will also save on the repair bill because routine cleaning can enable the professionals to spot potential problems before they create significant damages to the whole system—or before they leave you without heat in the middle of the winter.

 

The benefits are plenty.

 

Ready to make the call? Contact us to learn more ways to keep your home clean and healthy.

3 Types of Bacteria That Could Be Hiding in Your Couch!

There are all kinds of bacteria in the world. These ones could be lurking in your couch, carpets, and home.

Bacteria. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are lurking in your couch, your carpets, and your home. Most are generally benign, happy to coexist with humans. But some are less friendly and can lead to all kinds of health issues. Here are five such harmful bacteria that could be hiding in your home.

  1. Proteobacteria Hiding on Your Pets and Their Favorite Places

If you own a dog, chances are your home has proteobacteria. This is a broad group of bacteria, covering roughly a third of all known species, so the problems can be quite diverse, up to and including what causes whooping cough. In general, however, this group of bacteria primarily travels not through the body, or through your dog’s body, but through dust. So if you have a dog that loves the outdoors, chances are, your home has this bacteria, and if they love to sleep on the couch or carpet, rest assured that this bacteria is deeply embedded.

  1. Streptococcus Mutans on Your Sheets

You may have heard of this kind of bacteria from your dentist as it is the primary reason we brush our teeth. These bacteria love to hang out in our mouths, chomping down on any food caught there and releasing acid during their digestion process. It is this acid and these bacteria that we are trying to get rid of with a thorough cleaning, but they don’t only reside in our mouths. They also hang out in our homes.

In general, these bacteria live on our sheets and pillowcases, but it can end up on our couches as well, especially if you are prone to falling asleep while watching television. Thankfully, these bacteria need moist environments in which to live, but they can live for some time on dry material, meaning your nightly routine may help the bacteria grow.

Dangerous bacteria could be lurking in almost every part of your home, from your couch to your pillow cases, and while regular cleaning will take care of most, sometimes a more intensive clean is required. In those instances, regular furniture and carpet cleaning can help kill the bacteria and make your home a healthier environment.

  1. E. Coli and Friends Wherever Food Ends Up

You know when you pull back the couch cushions looking for the remote and you find change and little food particles, too? Well, those food particles are probably covered in enterobacteriaceae, the family of bacteria that includes E. Coli. Most of these bacteria are harmless, content to chow down on your forgotten leftovers, but some can cause severe issues, especially for those most likely to put those pieces of food in their mouths—namely pets and small children. Generally, the food these bacteria like best is fruit and vegetables, so you can worry less if the food is mostly chips and popcorn, but it’s still a good excuse to give your couch a regular cleaning.

If you are looking for carpet and furniture cleaning, be sure to contact the professionals. Armed with the right equipment and cleaning products, Amsteam can help eliminate more of these harmful kinds of bacteria while keeping your home looking its absolute best.

Three Signs Your Furnace Needs Replacing

These three signs could mean your furnace is due for servicing.

Your furnace is a vital part of your home. Proper room temperature not only creates a comfortable environment, it can help alleviate other problems too.  A home that is too hot can result in counter food spoiling faster as well as causing other appliances, such as fridges and freezers, to work harder.  Harder working appliances not only increase your utility bills, they also wear out faster.  A home that is too cold will not sustain certain house plants and fish without their own additional heating sources.

It becomes easy to take a furnace for granted as it simply runs in the background. However, should it suddenly fail, the absence of this unit will be immediately noticeable.  If you know what signs to look for, you will be better prepared for a furnace replacement.  A sudden furnace failure can leave you in the cold for possibly days before a replacement can arrive and be installed.

Strange Noises

A properly functioning furnace is relatively quiet. If you start hearing noises that were not previously there, it could be a sign of upcoming furnace failure.  As the furnace reaches approximately 15 years, pay close attention to these smaller details. The lifespan of the average furnace is 15-20 years.  If your furnace is aging and becoming louder, has squeaking, clanging or banging that was not there before, you may need to budget for a furnace replacement.

Cool or Cold Air

The blower motor in your furnace is responsible for distributing the warmed air through your home.  If the blower motor starts to fail, you will notice cool areas in your home or even an overall cooler environment. Your furnace will also work harder to bring your home up to the required temperature.  For blower motor repairs, contact your furnace technician as soon as possible.  They will advise you on if it is a fixable issue or if your furnace needs replacing.  The cost of the repair combined with the age of your furnace will both play a factor in this type of decision.

The Colour of Your Flame

An important observation on your furnace is the colour of your furnace flame.  The burner flame in your furnace should burn a blue colour.  If yours is burning yellow then it is a sign that your furnace is producing carbon monoxide.  Carbon monoxide is an odourless gas can be released undetected with fatal results.  If you notice a yellow flame, leave your home immediately. Contact your utility company to shut off your gas as well as a furnace repair company to access your situation.

Furnaces are built to run without issues for a very long time.  If you notice one or more issues, then it may be time to look into a new furnace.  In the meantime, proper care and maintenance will go a long way into helping ensure that your furnace will last as long as possible.

One important step is regularly scheduled furnace cleaning.  This will help keep both your furnace maintained and prevent it from having to work harder than it was intended to.  A properly maintained furnace is a long lasting furnace.  A long lasting furnace results in a comfortable home environment.

Think your furnace could be due for a check-up? Our team of experienced technicians are ready to assist you! Book your appointment today.

 

How Scotchgard™ Can Make Maintaining Carpets Simple

Don’t risk your carpet’s cleanliness or durability – having it treated with Scotchgard is one of the best ways to protect your carpet and make cleaning and maintaining it a breeze.

 

If you have carpets or upholstery in your home, office, or anywhere else, you’re probably all too familiar with that sense of panic that grips you whenever you see someone carrying a too-full cup of coffee, or walking in on a rainy day without taking off their shoes. Sound familiar? If you live in fear of a single misstep ruining your carpet forever, your saving grace might just come in a bottle. Scotchgard™ can protect your carpets from stains, wear, or any other threat, and make carpet maintenance the easiest thing on your to-do list.

 

Dependable Protection For Your Carpet

 

A coating of Scotchgard keeps your carpet safe from a whole host of risks. Scotchgard protects against both oil and water-based stains, making sure unsavory spills aren’t absorbed into the carpet, never to be fully removed again. It provides a thin, invisible barrier on top of your carpet that makes all the difference. It also protects your carpet from wear and tear; the coating keeps every fibre of your carpet safe from premature damage and lengthens the life of your carpet so that it’ll keep on looking good as new instead of getting worn and faded in a matter of months.

 

Make the Cleaning Process Easier For Yourself

 

When you have your carpet treated with Scotchgard, you make your own life that much easier. Scotchgard Staingard keeps spills at the surface of your carpet so you can clean them up before they can be absorbed by the carpet. On top of that, having an application of Scotchgard means that vacuuming will be way more effective – in fact, you’ll remove three times as much dirt when you vacuum than you would have without Scotchgard! Treating your carpets also makes professional cleaning jobs more effective and ensures better results. Your treated carpets will release more stains next time you have them steam-cleaned since dirt and stains will have a harder time bonding with the carpet fibres when they’re protected by Scotchgard. And after you’ve had your carpet cleaned? Thanks to Scotchgard Staingard, the job will last longer than it would on an untreated carpet, and your carpet will look freshly cleaned for a long time.

 

When Should You Have Your Carpet Treated?

 

The best time for you to have Scotchgard applied to your carpets is right after cleaning. Manufacturers suggested that you have it re-applied after every cleaning; however, since you don’t need to have your carpets cleaned nearly as regularly when they have a coating of Scotchgard, this isn’t actually all that often. While some people will try to apply Scotchgard to their carpets themselves, you should always have it applied by a professional; professional applicators have the proper equipment and the experience to make sure there aren’t any mistakes and that no residue is left. Applying Scotchgard yourself puts you at risk of breathing in the product and damaging your health.

 

AmSteam offers professional Scotchgard Staingard application for only a few cents per square foot. Get a free quote on our website or give us a call at 780-487-0184 to book your appointment today!

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